History Suggests a Stock Market Crash Is Likely: 5 Data Points of Concern

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Whether you realize it or not, investors have witnessed history over the past 18 months. They’ve navigated their way through the quickest decline of at least 30% in the history of the benchmark S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and have enjoyed the most ferocious bounce-back rally on record. It took less than 17 months for the S&P 500 to more than double from its bear-market bottom.

But if history has anything to say about the stock market in the near term, trouble might be brewing. Five data points all suggest a stock market crash could be on the horizon. Keep in mind that while these data points may be concerning, we can never pinpoint when a crash will happen, how long it’ll last, or how steep the decline will be.

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1. Crashes and corrections happen frequently

The first thing to note is simply how often stock market crashes and corrections occur in the S&P 500. According to data provided by…

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